Can service advisors really work from home?

Posted by Jon Oxtoby on 04-May-2021 10:45:00

As we emerge, blinking, out of another lockdown, is this really it? Or are COVID-19 and its variants here to stay, requiring annual vaccines and regular lockdowns? The truth is, nobody yet knows.

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Topics: customer experience, technology, dealerships, IT, dealer software, automotive, customer relationships, software, service, digitisation, covid-19

Are you ready for the rush?

Posted by Jon Oxtoby on 26-Apr-2021 11:00:00

Research from Bumper reveals that 63% of car owners have delayed servicing and repairs due to COVID-19. Now that restrictions are easing, are you ready to handle the influx of work while still delivering great service?

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Topics: customer experience, loyalty, dealerships, customer satisfaction, communication, Aftersales, automotive, customer relationships, quality, service, digitisation, coronavirus, covid-19

Are all-in-one digital tools right for dealerships?

Posted by Jon Oxtoby on 12-Apr-2021 10:45:00

Many dealerships look for digital tools that can handle a multitude of different tasks in their aftersales department. The simplicity and convenience of this approach are obvious – but is it a mistake?

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Topics: customer experience, technology, dealerships, dms, IT, dealer software, automotive, software, CDK Global, service, digitisation

Rethinking VHCs with digital tools

Posted by Jon Oxtoby on 06-Apr-2021 10:45:00

Vehicle health checks (VHCs) are valuable tools for aftersales departments. But there’s a world of difference between a good VHC and a great one. Digital tools may hold the answer.

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Topics: customer experience, technology, dealerships, IT, Aftersales, automotive, software, service, eVHC, VHC

4 steps to switching from phone-based to digital-first communications

Posted by Jon Oxtoby on 29-Mar-2021 09:13:19

If you’re ready to digitise the way your aftersales department communicates with customers, this blog will help you understand how to get started.

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Topics: technology, dealerships, dms, IT, communication, dealer software, Aftersales, Customerlounge, automotive, software, dealer, Support, branding, digitisation, website

Rethinking the relationship between digital and personal

Posted by Jon Oxtoby on 22-Mar-2021 11:00:00

Many people argue that digital tools and services are inferior to the service that a genuine human being can offer. But the relationship between digital and personal services is more complicated than that.

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Topics: customer experience, technology, dealerships, customer satisfaction, communication, Customerlounge, automotive, personalisation, customer relationships, dealer, digitisation

4 tips to make service more personal

Posted by Jon Oxtoby on 15-Mar-2021 11:00:00

83% of dealerships agree that customer satisfaction increases significantly when customers receive tailor-made services. How can aftersales teams deliver the personal touch at scale when they’re so busy all of the time?

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Topics: customer experience, technology, loyalty, dealerships, customer satisfaction, communication, Aftersales, automotive, personalisation, customer relationships, dealer, customer loyalty, digitisation

Let's talk about VHC

Posted by Jon Oxtoby on 08-Mar-2021 10:45:00

Vehicle Health Checks (VHCs) are a valuable tool for dealerships – but many aren’t taking advantage of them. In this blog we’ll explain how they can improve customer satisfaction and revenue in your dealership.

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Topics: customer experience, loyalty, dealerships, customer satisfaction, communication, Aftersales, automotive, dealer, customer loyalty, digitisation, eVHC

What can car dealerships learn from phone companies?

Posted by Jon Oxtoby on 01-Mar-2021 11:00:00

On the face of it, mobile phone providers and car dealerships feel like totally different businesses. But when it comes to dealing with customers, there’s a thing or two that car dealerships could learn from phone providers.

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Topics: customer experience, data, dealerships, customer satisfaction, interaction, communication, Aftersales, automotive, personalisation, customer relationships, software, dealer, convenience, digitisation, conversation

Solving the constant communication problem

Posted by Jon Oxtoby on 22-Feb-2021 10:30:00

The way in which your customers want to communicate with your dealership is evolving – but that’s putting strain on your aftersales team. How can you satisfy customers without increasing pressure on your service advisors?

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Topics: customer experience, dealerships, customer satisfaction, interaction, communication, Aftersales, automotive, customer relationships, software, dealer, outlook, convenience, digitisation, conversation

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